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Stefano Scarpetta

Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs
Stefano Scarpetta is the Director of the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (DELSA) at the OECD. The Directorate is in charge of labour market and social policy issues as well as international migration and health issues. 
He joined the OECD in 1991 and held several positions in the Economics Department and in his current Directorate. he led several large-scale research projects, including: "Implementing the OECD Jobs Strategy"; the "Sources of Economic Growth in OECD Countries"; and contributed to others including “The Policy Challenges of Population Ageing" and “The Effects of Product Market Competition on Productivity and Labour Market Outcomes”. From 2002 to 2006, he was the labour market advisor and lead economistat at the World Bank. In this capacity, he coordinated a Bank-wide research program of Employment and Development and contributed extensively to the Bank's investment climate assessments. 
Stefano returned to the Economics Department of the OECD in November 2006 where he was the head of the Country Studies Division in charge of Japan, Korea, China, India, Mexico, Portugal, Denmark and Sweden. From March 2008 to June 2010, he was the editor of the OECD Employment Outlook and the head of the Employment Analysis and Policy division of DELSA. He was appointed deputy director of DELSA in July 2010 and he is since May 2013 the director of DELSA.